Keeper of archival treasures has ‘the coolest job’
One of the “coolest” jobs around is held by the keeper of the Whatcom Museum’s photography archive of 200,000 images — from the Kinseys, Carver and many more.
Who was Edmund C. Fitzhugh?
A new book by local author Candace Wellman provides a portrait of a complex man who put Bellingham Bay on the economic and political map.
Sumas, border town of boom and bust, stays hopeful
The main thoroughfare through Sumas on its way to the Canadian border isn’t seeing much traffic since the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of the border crossing to all but essential traffic. Although the town is home to 1,700 people and still growing, closed gas stations, empty storefronts and a lack of grocery stores give the impression of a town in decline.
Whatcom Museum opens heritage exhibits to indigenous people; part of ‘bigger conversation’
New exhibits and a new perspective on access at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art have become threads in a national conversation about the relationship between museums and indigenous people.